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Search: Posts Made By: Basil
Forum: Computers and The Internet Yesterday, 19:36
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By Basil
This was a convincing scam: ...

This was a convincing scam:
https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/17978573.fraudster-cons-man-500-elaborate-high-wycombe-town-centre-scam/

“Pas de carte, pas d'argent, monsieur.” 😊
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 15th October 2019, 17:06
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Basil
Just looked, and my oldest is Reeds Hints to...

Just looked, and my oldest is Reeds Hints to Sea-going Engineers, dated August 1917 (No, I didn't buy it new!).
Some of the breakdowns are eye-watering. So glad I spent most of my time on steam...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 19:12
Replies: 349
Views: 93,489
Posted By Basil
How romantic! Actually, just writing that...

How romantic!

Actually, just writing that reminds me of passengering Peking > HK one day.
I was seated next to a Chinese businessman and we started chatting. He was going to Tokyo and I asked if...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 18:52
Replies: 349
Views: 93,489
Posted By Basil
Scruffy little place near the docks in Kingston...

Scruffy little place near the docks in Kingston with empty shelves at the back of the bar. There were two rat holes and there must have been a barrier behind because, after checking for the barmaid,...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th October 2019, 17:13
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Basil
Interesting life. You don't get many...

Interesting life. You don't get many polo-playing rock drummers.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th October 2019, 21:14
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By Basil
Scammers getting better

I have an internet domain which I only use for a few email addresses such as family, informal, formal, business.
I recently received a very convincing email purporting to be from my domain provider....
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd October 2019, 11:35
Replies: 32
Views: 5,596
Posted By Basil
Not a souvenir for the Doc one hopes? :sweat:

Not a souvenir for the Doc one hopes? :sweat:
Forum: The Engine Room 1st October 2019, 17:49
Replies: 71
Views: 7,633
Posted By Basil
A friend damaged the skin on his hand because,...

A friend damaged the skin on his hand because, when he picked up a gas cylinder by the valve, he didn't notice that it wasn't fully closed and the expanding gas had lowered the v/v temp to...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2019, 21:04
Replies: 71
Views: 7,633
Posted By Basil
OK, only if that's what you were presented with...

OK, only if that's what you were presented with because of the manufacturing constraints which I mentioned. e.g. a gate v/v with the thread going into the gate.
VERY counter-intuitive and...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2019, 19:25
Replies: 71
Views: 7,633
Posted By Basil
Just noticed your posting and don't know if...

Just noticed your posting and don't know if anyone has answered.
The left handed stop valve - 'a very unusual thing' of much mirth in the famous rude song - was, in fact a reality.
Some valve...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2019, 19:11
Replies: 71
Views: 7,633
Posted By Basil
That's been my feeling since I first heard of...

That's been my feeling since I first heard of them.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th September 2019, 21:21
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Basil
Could be something to do with the cookie settings...

Could be something to do with the cookie settings on your PC.
Although you ticked 'Remember', if there's a setting that discards cookies on browser or PC shutdown then that would explain the...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th September 2019, 21:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Basil
Yes, interfering seniors can be VERY annoying. ...

Yes, interfering seniors can be VERY annoying.
I can assure you this doesn't just happen in engineering, marine or otherwise. (MAD)
Forum: Ferries 18th September 2019, 12:57
Replies: 59
Views: 20,012
Posted By Basil
Some time ago: President: "Ladies and...

Some time ago:
President: "Ladies and gentlemen, The Queen!"
Chap across from me: "The Duke of Lancaster!"
Bas: (Thinks) 'What? Don't say anything before you've looked it up.'

A week later:...
Forum: The Bridge 10th September 2019, 19:44
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By Basil
That sounds like being my wife in the car or a...

That sounds like being my wife in the car or a flt eng on the flt deck. They can spot all the little errors the driver makes :)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th September 2019, 10:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By Basil
So, the message to take away is that we are...

So, the message to take away is that we are already using renewable energy sources. Try telling that to virtue-signalling kids.
Forum: The Bridge 8th September 2019, 18:24
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By Basil
What was happening there, Barrie? Was it reduced...

What was happening there, Barrie? Was it reduced hydrodynamic pressure between the hulls?
Forum: The Bridge 8th September 2019, 14:24
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By Basil
I've watched a RIB scrape along the side of an...

I've watched a RIB scrape along the side of an anchored ship as they attempted to turn away from the ship's side. They could also have pushed the RIB bow off.
I mentioned to the CE that they could...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 23rd August 2019, 23:01
Replies: 82
Views: 24,964
Posted By Basil
The http://www.clydeships.co.uk/ takes me to:...

The http://www.clydeships.co.uk/ takes me to: http://caledonian%20maritime%20research%20trust/
which returns: This site can’t be reached

If I copy and strip through 'Notebook' then I get:...
Forum: Ship Research 18th August 2019, 09:14
Replies: 18
Views: 8,489
Posted By Basil
Wiki: 9 December 1958: Shackleton MR.1 VP254 of...

Wiki:
9 December 1958: Shackleton MR.1 VP254 of No. 205 Squadron RAF crashed into the South China Sea. All 10 on board killed.
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 11:05
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By Basil
Not nautical but, at the wedding of D1, I...

Not nautical but, at the wedding of D1, I reminded our new SiL always to remember to say "Sorry" - because it would be the only way he would have the last word! :)
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 28th July 2019, 13:01
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By Basil
Thanks, Hawkey01. Hadn't noticed that on Win10.

Thanks, Hawkey01.
Hadn't noticed that on Win10.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 27th July 2019, 17:42
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By Basil
Truly shocking, dreadful event.

Truly shocking, dreadful event.
Forum: Bank Line 26th July 2019, 14:19
Replies: 19
Views: 2,426
Posted By Basil
Tsk, tsk! :sweat:

Tsk, tsk! :sweat:
Forum: Ship Research 23rd July 2019, 22:29
Replies: 25
Views: 2,952
Posted By Basil
Hah! Very amusing. Re the Seagull outboards;...

Hah! Very amusing.

Re the Seagull outboards; where I served the second half of my apprenticeship in The Cowal Engineering Co. in Gourock we overhauled those. Always done by 'Big John' who was an...
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